Holo-Krome to Celebrate 95 Years of Manufacturing in Connecticut

Holo-Krome, a subsidiary of Fastenal, will be hosting a 95th anniversary celebration to honor their staff on Wednesday, July 10 from 12-1 p.m. at their facility at 61 Barnes Park Road North in Wallingford, Connecticut. Attending will be Connecticut Chief Manufacturing Officer Paul Lavoie, Wallingford Mayor Vincent Cervoni, John Bairos, Small & Minority Business Liaison from Senator Blumenthal’s office, and members of the Greater New Haven and Quinnipiac Chambers of Commerce.

Founded in 1929 in Hartford, Connecticut, Holo-Krome made its name by pioneering the cold forming process, a technique to mass-produce fasteners with greater structural integrity and less material waste. Today, the Holo-Krome brand is synonymous with premium-quality socket head products for critical applications—all proudly made in the USA.

The fastener manufacturing industry was largely offshored in the 1970s and ’80s, but Holo-Krome stayed true to its roots and loyal to its employees and community. Fastenal acquired Holo-Krome in 2009, kept their experienced team intact, and invested in a new 200,000-square-foot facility in Wallingford, which was completed in late 2010.

Ongoing investments in technology and on-the-job training continue to make Holo-Krome a leader in the world of fasteners. Recent improvements include a multimillion-dollar purchase of three state-of-the-art cold forming headers and bolt makers—among the largest and most efficient machines of their kind in North America.

Please contact Mary Hudimatch at or 203.284.7017 for a press pass.